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Dr. Scheffler Featured on KCRW Discussing Pros and Cons of AB 3087

Posted on 13 Apr 2018
Petris Center Director Dr. Scheffler recently joined Dr. Mazer from the California Medical Association to discuss AB 3087 on KCRW radio. The station describes that the new California bill would “allow the state to set prices for healthcare, including doctor’s appointments, surge

Scheffler Op-Ed in SF Chronicle: Single-payer plan is within reach of California

Posted on 04 Apr 2018
Petris Center Director Dr. Richard Scheffler has a new op-ed entitled “Single-payer plan is within reach of California” published today in the San Francisco Chronicle. The op-ed describes how just-released Petris analysis identifies three changes in the California health c

Petris Center Report Widely Featured in Media Coverage of CA Attorney General Sutter Health Lawsuit

Posted on 03 Apr 2018
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s has moved to sue Sutter Health, alleging anticompetitive business practices leading to higher prices for employers and patients. Media coverage highlights that the lawsuit relies on a newly released Petris Center report on consolidati

Los Angeles Times Discusses CA Attorney General Lawsuit Against Sutter Health Based on New Petris Center Report

Posted on 03 Apr 2018
The Los Angeles Times published an article covering California Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s moves to sue Sutter Health alleging “anticompetitive business practices” leading to higher prices for employers and patients. The lawsuit relies on a newly released Petri

Washington Post Covers Petris Center Report at Center of CA Attorney General Sutter Health Lawsuit

Posted on 03 Apr 2018
The Washington Post published an article covering California Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s moves to sue Sutter Health alleging “anticompetitive conduct” leading to higher prices for employers and patients. The lawsuit relies on a newly released Petris Center repo

Petris Research Cited in CA Attorney General’s Lawsuit Against Sutter Health

Posted on 02 Apr 2018
On Friday, March 30th, the Office of the California Attorney General announced it was suing Sutter Health, the largest hospital system in Northern California, for anti-competitive practices that increase healthcare prices for Californians. The announcement and complaint that was filed

New Health Affairs Blog from the Petris Center – Financing Universal Coverage In California: A Berkeley Forum Roadmap

Posted on 29 Mar 2018
Today, Health Affairs published a new blog by Petris Center researchers, entitled “Financing Universal Coverage In California: A Berkeley Forum Roadmap.” The blog provides updated estimates of health spending in California under the status quo for the period 2015 through 2

Just Released Petris Report: Proposal to Use Three Initiatives to Lower Healthcare Spending and Finance Universal Health Insurance Coverage in California

Posted on 29 Mar 2018
The Petris Center has released a new report, “Proposal to Use Three Initiatives to Lower Healthcare Spending and Finance Universal Health Insurance Coverage in California,” authored by Petris Center Director Dr. Richard Scheffler, Associated Director Dr. Brent Fulton, Petr

Dr. Scheffler Discusses New Petris Study on KRON 4 News

Posted on 28 Mar 2018
Dr. Scheffler was interviewed on KRON 4 News yesterday about the new Petris Center report “Consolidation in California’s Health Care Market 2010-2016: Impact on Prices and ACA Premiums.” The interview focused on the study’s finding that healthcare prices were 30% higher in North

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